The Right Look

By: Gustav Hoiland

Dec 14 2010

Category: china

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Aperture:f/4.5
Focal Length:18mm
ISO:100
Shutter:1/100 sec
Camera:NIKON D80

Empty on the Left

Continuing on my epic series of black and white photographs that don’t have clear meaning, much less subject matter, I present to you four pedestrians and a parking lot.

Like yesterday’s image, this one strikes me right off the bat. These four people are kind of an extension of the wall that goes off into the distance. They’re the eraser on a giant pencil. And the rest of the frame is kind of these dirty grays, with a couple great shapes (circle/square) thrown in for good measure.

One question is of course, what are they looking at? Perhaps the more important question is, what does it matter? Furthermore, why is it so tantalizing as viewers to be deprived the real subject of this photo, that unknown thing that all the people in the know get to see?

Like yesterday’s, it’s something extraordinary out of nothing (in my highly biased opinion).

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